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Re: Debian/LTS newbie question



Hi,

On 09/03/2019 11:44, th.pitschel@uni.de wrote:
> Hello list members,
>
> is it correct to assume that in Debian versions entering "obsolete"
> state, any "aptitude safe-upgrade" will stop upgrading to newer
> packages other than for the reason of security fixes?
>
> When exactly would also the security related upgrades stop?
>
> In other words: what are the exact assertions given by the specific
> release states "stable", "oldstable", "obsolete" with regards to
> packet upgrades? (when the system is left "as is"; i.e. no adjustment
> to the /etc/apt/sources.list)
>
> I searched the general Debian Release info pages, but could not find a
> definite answer.

Actually "stable" is frozen, and only offers security updates
(responsively) and major bug fixes (every few months).
When it becomes "oldstable"/"obsolete stable" it gets fewer support over
time, see the details and dates at:
https://wiki.debian.org/DebianReleases
https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/Extended

Cheers!
Sylvain


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